so i put music on this plastic thing with a laser

meant to post long long ago, but was so very carried away. parents sent iomega external USB CD burner. arrived today. and today, kd burned her first and then second CDs. she got a little carried away with the whole idea – the first one was just a cd of mp3s for playing in other computers, she did that first, on the one CDRW in case it had to be RW’d … you know, who knows what can happen when you’re making music go on plastic with a laser for the mostly first time.

emboldened by her success and amazed that one actually can take mp3s and turn them into actual music files that play on actual CD players, she compiled a small list of reflective, lyrical tunes, burned a CD, found all the lyrics except those belonging to local bands who never ever published a lyric list – these she transcribed, and put together a thirteen page lyric sheet to go with the CD she calls ‘various mellowness’. she’s going to have so much more fun when she gets enough cds to really feel adventurous, but as is the burner came with one RW and two Rs, only one R left and for pete’s sake she needs those special label papers that you do the whole CD kit with. good god the fun one could have making the custom labels and cover collages and so forth.

this is more fun than she’d imagined, it’s driven her straight insane and caused this third person crapola. at this hour, no less.

fuck, life rocks.

8 thoughts on “so i put music on this plastic thing with a laser

  1. I remember the first time I burned a CD. I had a similar reaction. I think it’s something like those DirecTV commercials where everyone hugs their installer guy? Well, we all freak out a little when we burn our first CD.

  2. I remember the first time I burned a CD. I had a similar reaction. I think it’s something like those DirecTV commercials where everyone hugs their installer guy? Well, we all freak out a little when we burn our first CD.

  3. you mac people are a pain in my comments’ ass.

    but i’m glad to know i’m not the only one to get all giddy over burning a CD. damn.

    i have now compiled a volume !! and all the lyrics. i will be going to bed soon honest.

  4. I’ve had an Iomega burner for years and years and have burned thousands of cds, and it’s never given me problems. Hope it lasts a long long time!

  5. Michelle:

    blue oyster cult – perfect water
    everclear – wonderful
    incubus – drive
    jonathan raffetto band (local) remember me, standing out
    kristin hersh – your ghost
    pink floyd – learning to fly
    neil young – after the gold rush
    nirvana – heart shaped box
    simon and garfunkle – america
    yes – america
    yes – the calling (extended)
    toad the wet sprocket – crazy life
    rufus wainwright – hallelujah
    pinching judy (local) – land on me
    pink floyd – wish you were here

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